Château Palmer, Margaux, 3ème Cru Classé, Bordeaux 2012


  • Drink: 2017-2025
  • Grape Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot


Chateau Palmer

Château Palmer, Margaux 2012

Real charm here with well defined aromas of blackberry, vanilla and violets. Duroux has managed to coax some plump ripeness from this cool-ish classical vintage and there’s a beguilingly sweet cassis and blackberry pastille character alongside some cream and leather. The acidity is spot on and the framing tannins are refined and grainy. Not a long keeper, but this has plenty of promise and pleasure ahead.
Taster: John Stimpfig
Alc 13.5%

Magnificent black-red, wonderful concentration with velvety density of texture, superbly rich yet elegant, exotic yet constrained, great wine.
Taster: Steven Spurrier
Tasted: April 2013
Points: 95

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